Influencing without Authority

Influencing without Authority


Louise Carter, MBA

Executive Director
Louise Carter, MBA

PMIWDC Non-Member Rate

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Event Date
Event Location

Hunter Mill Community Room
1801 Cameron Glen Drive
Reston, VA, 20190

Agenda and Cost:

PMIWDC Members & Non-Members: $15; Lunch will be served; The only special dietary restriction Reston Luncheon can support are vegetarian, dairy free, gluten free and no pork.

If you experience any difficulties registering for this event, please call us at 703-683-4804 or email us at and include the name of the event.

How do you establish enough influence over key stakeholders to get your work done and deliver value when you have no real authority over them? You know what needs to be done and you know how to do it, yet you cannot get your boss, your colleagues, and sometimes the people who report to you, to do what is needed. This presentation will prepare you to hold the conversations that need to take place to influence your stakeholders so that you can deliver what your organization needs strategically.

This presentation is designed specifically to compliment technical project management training by encouraging you to think about the professional (soft) skills that are becoming more and more necessary in order for Project Managers and their teams to be successful.

This presentation is designed specifically for those want to enhance their influence and persuasion skills.

It is based on the notion that it is commonly accepted that one of the fundamental keys to success in business is the ability to get things done within the project management triangle of scope, cost and time.

We don't always have the positional authority we would like in order to help us get others / teams to do what is needed. At times like this we need to rely on what is called personal power, or our ability to influence and persuade. At the heart of this is the ability to communicate expertly. Communicating with clarity and precision gives the project professional the power of influence and helps them achieve the specific professional results that are their priority. This session will look at the specific skills and attributes needed to make leading and influencing much easier.

PDUs Available: 
1.00 PDUs for Certified PMs
Talent Triangle Category: 

Event Keywords

Soft Skills


Effective communication, in general: audience, media / message, attention vs. "noise", etc.

Negotiation / Conflict

Tools and techniques for negotiations and conflict management / effects of personality traits, etc.


Managing diverse teams: effects of culture, generation, gender, etc., on management / communication needs

About the Speaker

Louise Carter, MBA

Louise Carter, MBA
Executive Director

Louise has earned herself a reputation as a leading authority on Performance Excellence in Adults. Her career spans 25 years and she combines her studies in psychology, neuro-science, coaching and leadership to work with organisations and their people to advance their professional development. She has just completed her MBA.

About the Reston Local Community

Each month, PMIWDC Reston Local Community volunteers strive to bring you interesting and informative speakers from a wide range of professions. They present these speakers to you at the Leidos building or other organization located at Reston Town center. This is an opportunity to network with other professionals of the PMI. The conference center at Leidos offers a maximum seating of approximately 30 guests. Pre-registration is required. Luncheons are held every third Wednesday of the month. If you are interested in presenting please contact the PMIWDC Staff who can put you in touch with the Luncheon Committee Volunteers. List of past events can be viewed below. Please follow PM Reston on facebook.

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